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2018 withdrawals lands Gabon and Djibouti bans from 2020 CHAN

November 20 - Gabon and Djibouti have been banned from qualifying for the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN). The Confederation of African Football took the decision after both nations withdrew from the 2018 qualifying campaign after it had got under way. This year's edition will be staged in

INSIDEWORLDFOOTBALL.COM - 2017-11-20 09:55:41

Why we need Children's Day 2017 more than ever

Google has released a Doodle to mark Children's Day 2017 alongside UNICEF's #KidsTakeOver campaign Some 63 years since the first official Universal Children's Day, there is still a need to improve the welfare and quality of life of young people across the world. In the UK, for example, the number o

ALPHR - 2017-11-20 08:00:00

These athletes are running toward a bright future

Bekoji - a town 220 kilometers east of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - is a unique place. High in the mountains, with clean air and more donkeys than cars, this small corner of the world has produced a remarkable amount of world-class distance runners - many of whom are women. Here, in one of the poorest co

ONE - 2017-11-20 15:21:18

Runners Compete In Delhi Half Marathon Amid Heavy Pollution

Photo: Oinam Anand/Associated Press A pair of Ethiopians, Birhanu Legese and Almaz Ayana, swept the men's and women's half marathons yesterday in Delhi, India. But the big story from the event was simply that it was run at all: The nearly 30,000 runners who competed in the half-marathon and shorter

DEADSPIN - 2017-11-20 18:10:00

Q&A: IFAD president on bringing evidence to policymaking

IFAD president Gilbert Houngbo on an official visit to Ethiopia's Tigray and Somali regions, Photo by: IFAD / FAO / WFP / Michael Tewelde LONDON - You'd be hard-pressed to find the International Fund for Agricultural Development when you first land in a developing country, according to Gilbert Houng

DEVEX.COM - 2017-11-20 18:03:27

Former refugee who received help from Goodfellows says she's warmed by the kindness of Omahans

Nyachal Reat's favorite thing about Omaha is its people. Though most of her family is still in Ethiopia, the 39-year-old mother of eight has found a support system here, too. Since her SUV broke down a few weeks ago, those supportive friends have been taking turns driving Reat to and from her housek

OMAHA.COM - 2017-11-19 06:00:00

New Delhi's polluted air doesn't deter distance runners - KOAM TV 7

New Delhi's polluted air doesn't deter distance runners (AP Photo/Oinam Anand). A participant wears a mask as he runs during the Delhi Half Marathon in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. Ethiopia's Birhanu Legese and Almaz Ayana won the men's and women's elite categories, respectively. (AP Pho

KOAMTV - 2017-11-19 18:30:00

15 new U.S. citizens welcomed at Gettysburg National Military Park during Dedication Day Ceremony

Gettysburg, Pa.- 15-people, who were born in different countries are now official U.S. citizens. The candidates were naturalized on Sunday in Gettysburg, Adams County. What was even more special about the event, was that on this day 146-years ago, President Abraham Lincoln delivered The Gettysburg A

FOX43.COM - 2017-11-19 15:58:32

The excesses and intrigues that drove Africa's oldest strongman out

In a glitzy Johannesburg nightclub this month, a wealthy young playboy poured an entire $660 bottle of Ace of Spades Armand de Brignac Champagne over his diamond-studded watch. It was Bellarmine Chatunga, the youngest son of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe. He had bragged about the watch and chu

STUFF - 2017-11-19 20:34:25

Ever-changing rules complicate refugees' efforts to reunite families

Fighting the Trump administration's bans on travel and refugees is getting more and more difficult, advocates say, as more bans are issued, others expire before they get through court proceedings, and even less information is given about the status of refugees' cases. "It seems to me (the federal go

COLUMBUS DISPATCH - 2017-11-19 10:33:36

Conflict trends (no. 63) Real-time analysis of African political violence, November 2017

Download PDF (2.34 MB) Welcome to the November issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project's (ACLED) Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are p

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-11-19 22:24:00

The Most Expensive Cup of Coffee in North America

Klatch Coffee is now brewing a cofffee called Esmerald Geisha Canas Verdes Natural, one $55-cup at a time at its Klatch Roastery & Tasting Lab in a Rancho Cucamonga industrial park. "We wanted as many people as possible to experience this unique, amazing coffee," said Mike Perry, who opened the 1st

LIVETRADINGNEWS.COM - 2017-11-19 16:53:22

Leonard Korir Runs 59:52 to Become Second American Under One Hour Barrier - Airtel Delhi Half Marathon

Updated with press release and adjusting Korir's time to 59:52 from 59:51, and place from 2nd to 3rd. Leonard Korir's fabulous 2017 continued Sunday morning at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in India, as Korir became the second American man to run under 60:00 in the half marathon, running 59:52 for

LETSRUN.COM - 2017-11-19 01:26:21

Purdue professor receives $5M grant for grain research

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - A Purdue University professor has received a $5 million grant to help develop hybrid grain seeds that will resist parasite weeds. Gebisa Ejeta received the four-year grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Journal and Courier reported. It is the second found

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2017-11-19 14:37:18

Red plants make green for SA business selling poinsettias

While everyone else is talking turkey, there's a family business in east San Antonio where they are seeing red. Peterson Brothers Nursery is now home to 38,000 Poinsettia plants. "There's 33 greenhouses of poinsettias and we started thinking about Christmas in July. The cuttings come in then," head


To keep girls in school, Ethiopians open up about menstruation

Sheno (Ethiopia) (AFP) - There's one room at the Sheno primary school in rural Ethiopia that's different from all the others, starting with the sign over the door reading: "Menstruation is a gift from God." Inside this converted classroom, boys and girls gather in what some pupils call the "girls' c


Warsaw vet recognized for his service

WARSAW, NY - Vietnam Era Veteran Jeffrey Rase was honored for his service on Friday during a ceremony at Walter Klein American Legion Post 532. Rase was recognized with an American Flag that was flown over the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. and a Congressional Commendation Certificate from U.


Nigerian women become first African bobsled team to qualify for Olympics

Seun Adigun crouched slightly as she stared down the bobsled track in Calgary this week. Perhaps envisioning that she was about to make history for an entire continent, the Nigerian bobsled driver flipped her face guard down and waited for the starting signal. And with that, Adigun was off to solidi

MYAJC.COM - 2017-11-18 21:01:45

Report: ONLF Rebel Leader Illegally Extradited to Ethiopia

The controversial extradition of a prominent ONLF rebel leader to Ethiopia was illegal, a report by a Somali parliamentary commission said Saturday. Abdikarim Sheikh Muse, a top member of Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), which is based in Ethiopia, was handed over to Ethiopian authorities on

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2017-11-18 22:30:31

Top 10 wildlife safari destinations around the world

Head for the Antarctic Peninsula to spot Adelie penguins. (Durk Talsma/Thinkstock) Ring-tailed lemur are just some of the wildlife spotted in Madagascar. (Courtesy Romet6) Baobabs are illuminated by the sunset in Madagascar. (Courtesy Dennis VDW) Sri Lanka's Udawalawe National Park was created to pr